Our Mission:


Here at Ravenna Assembly our mission is to develop people into winning Christians, 

mobilizing them for greater living and fulfilling ministry in both the church and the world. 


Our Vision: 

Connect-Grow-Serve


Our Core Values: 

-Generosity Changes Lives- (John 3:16)

-Growing not Bloating- (Matthew 28:19)

-We don't do life alone- (Colossians 2:2)

-Owners not Spectators- (Ephesians 4:11-13)

Our Staff

Pastor Gary Beck Lead Pastor

As a Pastor, speaker and teacher for forty two years, he has ministered in churches and conferences, speaking into the lives of believers and church leaders.  His ministry has led him to a number of different countries, and numerous states here at home.  He carries with him an understanding that reaches to where people are at in life and a heart for believers to be encouraged and empowered.  He has been the Pastor at Ravenna Assembly of God since 1995. Pastor Beck and his wife, Kathy have four children and nine grandchildren and reside in Ravenna, Ohio.

Email-pastor@ravennaag.com


Joe Jay

Youth and Assistant Pastor

Joe joined the staff at Ravenna Assembly in July 2017. Joe is passionate about leading teens on their spiritual journey with Jesus and developing them to be leaders in the church. He grew up in St. Louis, MO and loves playing basketball, watching movies with his family and playing guitar. He currently lives in Ravenna with his wife, Lydia, and their four daughters, Chloe, Emily, Elizabeth and Abigail.

Email- pastorjoe@ravennaag.com

Melissa Sawastuk

Children's and Family Pastor

Melissa has served on staff for 12 years as the Children's and Family Ministry Pastor.  Her heart is to see kids learn about God in a real and hands-on way. She loves to see parents and grandparents confident in becoming a spiritual leader and families connecting together.  She currently lives in Ravenna with her husband Matthew and three kids, Meleah, Emily and Noah.  She enjoys gardening, animals, time with her family and anything that involves coffee.

Email- pastormelissa@ravennaag.com

Wendy Carrozzi

Church Executive Secretary

Wendy joined the staff at Ravenna Assembly of God in August 2017 as the Church Secretary, where she loves to help and connect with people. She grew up in Cuyahoga Falls, OH and loves watching sports, especially her son’s basketball team. She also loves spending time with family and currently lives in Ravenna with her husband Vince and their 4 children Aubrey, Alexis, Dylan and Avalon.

Email-Wendy@ravennaag.com

Renee Neal

Ravenna Christian School Director

Renee became director of Ravenna Christian School in 2007. She loves to see kids develop and impact their future. Renee has been in the Ravenna area since 1977.  She loves to read and spend time with her grandsons.

Email-directorrcs1@gmail.com

Bridget Leet

Church Custodian

Bridget Leet began attending Ravenna Assembly in May 1983. She and her husband were saved and baptized that same year. She began working at Ravenna Assembly as a volunteer and joined the saff as a custodian in 1980. She and her husband have five children who attended Ravenna Christian School. She says, "I love the custodial position and feel blessed that am part of this church family."